BREAKING: Alaafin of Oyo is dead

BREAKING: Alaafin of Oyo is dead

Alaafin Adeyemi, the third member of the Alowodu Ruling House, died on Friday night at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti.

In the early hours of Saturday, the bones of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were taken to Oyo, and traditional ceremonies began.

He was 83 years old and the oldest reigning Alaafin in history, ruling for 52 years.

He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is expected to make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, who will now lead Oyo before a new Alaafin is installed.

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